Indigenous to Asia and the Mediterranean, bay leaves are rarely used fresh. Dried bay leaves have a more pleasant, sweeter taste than fresh and the flavor becomes more intense the longer it cooks. We’ve looked at numerous bay leaf suppliers and found our current supplier’s organic bay leaves to be far superior, not only in color and flavor, but in having more whole leaves.
Bay leaves are grown in France, Greece, Guatemala, Mexico, Russia, Turkey and the US.
Our organic bay leaves are grown in Turkey.
One or two bay leaves are typically enough flavoring for most dishes of six servings.
.5 oz equals approximately 15 average size Bay leaves.